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How to Pronounce ruffle?

Correct pronunciation for the word "ruffle" is [ɹˈʌfə͡l], [ɹˈʌfə‍l], [ɹ_ˈʌ_f_əl].

"Ruffle" in context

Ruffle is a type of fabric trimming which has been in use since the Middle Ages. It consists of series of pleats of fabric which form a wave-like pattern when viewed from the side. It can be made of a variety of materials, the most common being silk, linen and cotton. Ruffle is commonly used to create trimming, flounces and cuffs but can also be used as a decorative feature on garments and is a popular material for making lampshades and valances.

Ruffle-making is a delicate art and takes immense skill, as the fabric needs to be cut and pleated with great accuracy.

What are similar-sounding words for ruffle?

Usage over time for ruffle:

This graph shows how "ruffle" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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